Acid attacks are a violent phenomena that primarily occur in Afganistan, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and other Asian countries. Perpetrators of these attacks throw acid at their victims (usually at their faces), burning them. Jordan Swanson states that sulfuric acid when thrown on a human body, causes skin tissue to melt, often exposing bones below the flesh, sometimes even dissolving the bones. The consequences of these attacks include permanent scarring of the face and body as well as potential blindness. Acid attacks are sometimes referred to as vitriolage. Eighty percent of all acid attack victims are female; and almost 40% are under 18 years of age.
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Does this design reflect a(n)...
• well developed and easily understood concept?
This a well-executed, powerful and easily understood conceptual solution to a serious problem facing mostly women in many parts of the world. However, it is not clear which of the aspects of the International Human Rights Declaration it addresses. This can be easily rectified by adding a clarifying text line. In addition, the first line of boxed text on the bottle’s label requires some crafting (“…worse than murder [add ‘to’] make the victim suffer forever”).
• level of social engagement?
• understanding of the issues reflected in the poster?
• sense of internationalism and accessibility?
Posted June 27, 2008
By Jacques Lange